Lapland, Northern Lapland Region
Municipalities of Utsjoki (www.utsjoki.fi, in Finnish) and Inari (www.inari.fi)
Area: 1 570 sq.km. Established in 1991.
Paistunturi is a large continuous wilderness area in the Northern Lapland. The landscape typical for the wilderness area consists of fell heaths and mountain birch forests. There are also aapa mires and palsa mires in the area. Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, which is the largest strict nature reserve in Finland, divides Paistunturi Wilderness Area into two parts. The area is suitable for day trips as well as longer hiking trips.